• First Parish of Norwell
    Celebrating 375 years

  • Join Us
    for Worship Sunday 10 a.m.

  • Imagine a religion
    where inspiration comes from many spiritual sources

  • We are
    a Welcoming Church

  • We Value the
    Inherent Worth & Dignity of Every Person

  • Our goal:
    World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all.

  • We Respect
    the interdependent web of all existence

About Us

First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for 375 years. Read More.


"In the bonds of fellowship and love, we unite to cultivate reverence, to promote spiritual growth and ethical commitment, to minister to each other's needs and to those of humanity, to celebrate the sacred moments of life's passage, and to honor the holiness at the heart of being." First Parish of Norwell Covenant


People of diverse beliefs gather as one faith. We aspire to create an extended spiritual family where young and old, Christian and non-christian, theist and humanist can offer each other mutual friendship and support in our common spiritual quest.


The Helen Fogg Service Committee coordinates efforts to reach our service goals by working with and contributing to already existing social justice and outreach efforts. Four areas of focus help to organize our work include: Neighbor to Neighbor, Sustainable Development, Education, and Human Rights.


UUA Disaster Relief Fund
After the Southeast and the Caribbean experienced two category five hurricanes within a week of each other, the initial Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund was broadened and renamed the UUA Disaster Relief Fund. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have experienced extraordinary devastation.
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Click here for UUA Disaster Relief!

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell
Our 375th Anniversary Events and Activities! Click here

Minister - Reverend Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise feels pastoral care and rites of passage make up one of the more sacred parts of ministry. During these times, Lise hopes people will trust her with their challenges and their joys. Lise has found that simply offering her presence can be one of the more empowering things she does as a minister.

Contact the Minister


Minister's Bio

Read more about Rev. Lise

Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

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    December 10: The Family Crisis of Addiction
    We all know opioid addiction is on the rise, and this is only the latest is a long string of substance abuses that affect our families and communities. Is this a spiritual problem, a medical one, both or more? It's also Outreach Sunday— donations will go towards buying holiday presents for foster children.
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    December 17: Celebrating the Season, a Multigenerational Service
    With song and skits, we'll have a joyous retelling of some seasonal stories. All ages are welcome to watch and participate!
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    December 24: Readings and Reflections 10 am
    Join us for a quiet morning service of contemplation and music. There will be no religious education classes, but baby care is available.

    December 24: What Gifts Do We Bring? 5 pm and 7:30 pm
    It's our annual candlelight service when we join together as the larger community to celebrate the birth that changed the world. Baby care is available. The colllection from both services will be used to benefit people in need throughout the year.
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    December 31: : Soapbox Sunday
    Scott Babcock, Worship Leader
    Members and friends of our congregation will speak, for about 5 minutes only, on topics dear to their hearts. No religious education classes today, but baby care is available.
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    January 7: Burn, Baby, Burn!
    We'll have an opportunity to release what we no longer want to carry with us in our burning bowl ritual. What other ways can we release baggage and "purify" our lives?

    Should severe weather this winter necessitate cancellation of any church activities, we will make every effort to leave an outgoing message on the church's voicemail and send an all-church email with the information. We will notify WATD radio in Marshfield (95.9 FM), WCVB – TV (Channel 5), WHDH 7News and radio/AM 680. We will also make every effort to post updates on our Facebook page. However, power outages or lack of internet access may affect our ability to communicate with you all. Please be cautious and use your best judgment!

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